These days, political events are as exciting and full of suspense as any global sports event, and people in New Zealand and all over the world are realising that placing a bet on politics can be extremely interesting. There are great odds offered at all online and mobile sites on many live political contests around the world, and many offer useful tips to make the betting even easier.

Some election betting odds that punters in New Zealand may access, are on the French election, the upcoming German Federal Election, and anything to do with the election of Brexit politicians and any provisions they may make for leaving the European Union.  Election betting odds in Britain are being offered for the election of the next Labour Party leader in Britain, the next Lib Dem leader, and of course, the possibility of another Scottish Independence vote.

Political Events Around the World

Many of New Zealand’s online and mobile betting sites are offering the option of election betting. Sports betting can be seasonal, but political events are happening all over the world all the time. Television news also carries the all the latest information of any election happening anywhere in the world, and often also shares some advice on the political parties and candidates involved. Their predictions are often formed by experts, and will give people in New Zealand the chance to make an educated guess as to the outcome of that particular election.

There are plenty of opportunities at present in New Zealand itself for election betting, with a general election coming up some time in 2017. The unexpected resignation of the Prime Minister John Key in December 2016 could lead to an outcome at the next election perhaps not as clear cut as was originally thought. The last possible date for the election is 18 November 2017, and election betting odds could change significantly as the year progresses. This year will certainly be an exciting time for all Kiwi punters who have an interest in wagering on the outcome of the election.

Different Sites Will Offer Different Odds

Election betting odds will vary from online betting site to site. Some of the betting sites offer election betting odds as soon as the political contenders have been announced, but some only advertise their election betting odds close to the time of the election. In the hugely publicised elections, like the recent American presidential election, election betting odds were offered by all the betting sites more than a year before the election actually took place.

In an election, the punter’s choice of candidate is always personal. Ideally, of course, you should set aside all feelings of preferences and loyalty and decide which contestant has the best chance of winning.

This last year has certainly given the world the ultimate excitement in election betting. The American presidential election of 2016 has set the record for public attention, and probably nobody in the betting circle of any country of the world missed the chance of placing a bet on his favourite candidate. Finding favourable election betting odds on the American election provided a thrill that was almost tangible.

So, in a world of leaders that are mostly elected to power, punters in New Zealand can make their own choices through the many top quality online sports books that are available. These online betting sites will give you the best election betting odds, but also will offer some great bonuses and promotions. This is clearly a potentially profitable betting format.